Turk in Iraq


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Introduction / History

The Turks in Iraq are also called Iraqi Turkmen, even though Turkmen normally refers to a different people group. They live to a large degree in northern Iraq and have close relations with Turkey.

The Turks in Iraq are descended from Turks who emigrated to Mesopotamia in the seventh century. The largest migration of them came during the Ottoman Empire. Many of the Turks in Iraq are descendants of Ottoman soldiers and traders during the Ottoman Empire. When the Ottoman Empire came to an end earlier last century, life became more difficult for them.

The Turks in Iraq have the greatest numbers in Kirkuk. Others live in Tel Afar, Mosul, Arbil, and in the capital Baghdad. They speak South Azeri or in a language similar to Anatolian Turkish.


What Are Their Lives Like?

These days the Turks in Iraq are becoming more and more mixed in with the people of Iraq. They have an important political presence regards the future of Iraq. After the downfall of Saddam Hussein, some Iraqi Turks were elected to the National Assembly of Iraq and to the Council of Representatives.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of them follow Sunni Islam while others follow Shia Islam. There is a small traditional Christian minority among them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Turk in Iraq need to accept the warm embrace of the only Savior so they can enjoy spiritually meaningful lives.


Prayer Points

Pray that the problems the Turks in Iraq are having will lead them to Jesus Christ.

Pray for a lasting peace in Iraq.


Scripture Prayers for the Turk in Iraq.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Turkmens


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People Name General Turk
People Name in Country Turk
Pronunciation terk
Alternate Names Anatolian; Baharlu Turk; Masakhastian; Meskhetian Turk; Osmanli; Ottomon Turk; Rumelian Turk; Urum; तुर्क
Population this Country 3,600
Population all Countries 67,389,000
Total Countries 68
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18274
ROP3 Code 113818
ROP25 Code 308375
ROP25 Name Turk
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.80 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Turkish (3,600 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Turkish (3,600 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Turkish

Primary Language:  Turkish

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Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2009)
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